Martijn Linssen

Waking up.

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I think we are waking up. From my limited perch, it appears sudden clarity is emerging in businesses. The past months I have been privileged to work with clients who get it. The rebels deep within their walls are being heeded, funded, and presented with the intractable questions.

Social Media Centers of Excellence? Really?

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My morning Twitter feed led to me to an article released in July of this year, an intriguing if baffling idea from Dion Hinchcliffe here. I put my tea down.

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Friends with Agendas (FWA)

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From Morguefile. Why don’t companies “get” social? Why do consultants have such a hard time helping clients to leverage social networks and tools for business value? Perhaps it is because in ‘doing social,’ (rather than being social), you become the FWA.

The Social Organisation Manifesto

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Triggered by a conversation on Twitter between Christopher Carfi and David Armano, the former of who is joining the latter at Edelman, I was led to a blog post of Jon Lebkowsky which finally led me to David's post on the Social Business

How Running Helped Me Be A Better Writer

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Last summer, I made a decision to get in better shape through a phenomenal program called P90X (you can read about my results here ). With a new found focus on fitness, I chose to do something a little different this summer.

Ringing

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I was halfway to the office from the hotel, strolling the nice streets of Chicago (the mean streets are a few miles out from my hotel), when I did my thumb-ring-check. Rather than look to see if I was wearing my rings, each thumb touches the ring finger. I do this a few times a day.

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Klout. Nail. Coffin. Who cares?

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[Showing true and visible Influence, "The swirl at the wingtip traces the aircraft's wake vortex, which exerts a powerful influence on the flow field behind the plane"] This is my last post on @Klout - period

Quora: a gossiper's wet dream

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And yes, it is a big wet dream to begin with, for all those self-promoters out there overshadowing the few good and helpful answers that are given on the platform An ingenious tweet from Olivier Blanchard in a rather long conversation

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Why customer service can't.

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Business or Pleasure? - Why not both. Redefining the meaning of ICT analysis for consumers, enterprises and governments

These are not the requirements you are looking for…

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How do you “engage stakeholders” and “gather requirements” in 2011? Outside the workplace, people and technology have co-evolved. We Facebook,” we text, we tweet, some of us “check in,” all while listening to music that is streaming to us on customized or micro-segmented “radio” channels.

Mark Zuckerberg no longer a social norm

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A few days ago Mark Zuckerberg was offered another podium at San Francisco's Crunchie Awards, where he dared to state that privacy was no longer a social norm. People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and

The To Tweet Or ReTweet Flowchart

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A few posts ago I blogged about behaving differently on Twitter or not. One thing lead to the other, and there was a small comment-conversation about ReTweeting. So, inspired by Innes Fisher, here's a small scheme

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

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[Never mind the Dutch text please, it's the only picture I could find apt enough] Today I read the words adopt, social and enterprise and tweeted: You can't adopt Social to the Enterprise, you have to adapt the Enterprise to SocialThat

Avoiding the Hook

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On occasion, I am honored to present a three-hour course on decision science as part of a regular seminar for senior feds who are in important jobs.

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Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four

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After last post about the wondrous differences between absolute statistics and relative statistics, I decided to do a post and show you what I carry in my back-pocket before attending an event where The Big Three (GOOG, MSFT and AAPL

Your Twitter security is an egg, not an onion

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Hard to come up with a more fuzzy title really. Let me cut through the usual Twitter conversation show and pick only one: @CoCreatr @VenessaMiemis @dsearls Twitter DMs can be seen by 3rd parties [link] < what part of

I'm sorry, you're just not incompetent enough to get it

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Olivier Blanchard made me do it. martijnlinssen :D As far as I can tell, incompetence isn't a driver of failure. It's a driver of advancement. Olivier Blanchard (@thebrandbuilder) October 16, 2012 And it is. Definition of advancement ? Coming up soon.

Why I think @Klout is Krap

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After my last post it wasn't hard to come up with this devious title. At the defrag conference, Philip Hotchkiss from Klout took the stage, resulting in a few tweets about the perceived value and accuracy of Klout

Job-Killing Processes

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I’ve been wrestling with a thought lately – if organizations are complex systems, and complex systems are continuously self-organizing, then why do we believe formal processes make these complex systems more efficient?

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

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For lack of a logo, here's the Snowbird resort where the Agile Manifesto was developed back in 2001 Agile Software Development presently is suffering from evangelisation, it seems. Which is awkward, as it's been around for almost 10

Egypt: Cairo, tens of thousands of people protesting

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Directly from Twitter, I am trying to follow the current situation in Egypt. Twitter has been reported to be down in Egypt, but protesters are using proxy sites and other means to get tweets, Facebook updates, pictures and videos out of

Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators

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In my previous post I gave away financial stats on The Big Three and The Big Four, showing their revenue, profit and R&D - for the company as a whole but also calculated relatively for each employee As Wim Rampen marvelously noted

Stop breaking down silos, let's enginize the pistons

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Everywhere I go these days I encounter the call for integrating everything into anything and the words "break down silos". While the former I applaud, the latter is a politically incorrect way to address the stakeholders (sic

The real cause of Global Warming: the Vatican

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After a short Twitter conversation with the -usually- formidable, cheeky and clever Ben Kunz, I started to read some of the links he sent me, looking for references, sources, and anything else that could tell me more about the origin of

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Microsoft and Cloud - they.

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I myself think it is extremely funny what is depicted there: the instruction to download (from the Cloud!) and install Microsoft Silverlight (on your local machine!) in order to be able to see how fantastically great Microsoft is for

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Would more Influence fix.

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Over the last few days, ye good olde Influence discussions have been going across the Twitterverse like crazy. It's the end of Summer, and the very beginning of it was marked by Fast Company's influence project which in fact turned out

Disturbing, this Distributing Cognition

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For the umpteenth time, I yelled up the stairs to my teenaged daughter – the most unflappable human I knew. “Did Did you put the garbage out?” “Ok,” came the laconic response. “Ok? How is that an answer? Why do I have to remind you every week?”

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Attribution: a lost art?

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which is a typical tweet saying "Yes I totally agree with you, I've seen it before too, and especially socalled thought leaders do it, in my opinion. Second, I could have asked Sameer why he said it but I'm second-guessing it has to do

Breaking Down Love’s Checklist

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I was confronted today by a checklist posted by a friend – 10 questions that “should be asked before your wedding day.”

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Advertising - paying for our.

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Business or Pleasure? - Why not both. Redefining the meaning of ICT analysis for consumers, enterprises and governments

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: It's a mobile revolution.

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Business or Pleasure? - Why not both. Redefining the meaning of ICT analysis for consumers, enterprises and governments

Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

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Yammer announced a new feature yesterday: Leaderboards. Leaderboards gives users access to statistics about their network activity. The Leaderboards include: Most Liked Members: Top 10 users whose messages have received the most 'Likes

The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt"

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It's the most widespread lie across IT. Translated from seller to buyer, it says: just buy our stuff, it's great, pretty soon everyone will have it and then you'll have the advantage over all the others It's how hypes made it in

2010-2020: The Great Divide

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A Great Divide is what I see for the coming decade. Not a hydrological divide of the Americas, but an IT-divide of the business. Pretty much a follow-up from my one year-old Cloud and Social: the tectonic plates of IT 2.0

People, Organization, Technology?

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I see my friend Dave Snowden is extending/rethinking/refining his Cynefin framework, which emboldens me to follow through on an idea that won’t leave me. More completely, an idea that challenges some basic axioms and cliches that have haunted my PowerPoint/Keynote presentations for years.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

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At Oracle Open World, aka #oow10 on Twitter, a lot happened. Fair to say that, whatever you think of it, at least it stirred up things. Cloud in a box" (bringing back to me fond memories of my first AS400, and later my first ICL

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Cloud Field. The social way.

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Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid. That's the definition from the wiki and it's pretty fine

Avoiding the Hook

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On occasion, I am honored to present a three-hour course on decision science as part of a regular seminar for senior feds who are in important jobs.

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Menlo Park Syndrome

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Psychologists refer to something called the capture-bonding psychological trait, something Wikipedia claims may ‘lie behind battered-wife syndrome, military basic training, fraternity hazing,’ and so forth. That reference to basic training is illuminating.

Capgemini NL: disruptive, desperate, or both?

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Capgemini has made headlines in the last past months, starting July 2012.

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